35 Before 35

I love lists. I love checking things off my lists. Let’s see what I can check off this month towards my 35 before 35 endeavor.

1. Crochet something else besides blankets or scarves at least once a year (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

2. Do a photography challenge (Took pictures once a week George’s first year)

3. Visit 5 cities I have never been to before (8/5)

4. Tour at least one a winery, brewery, or distillery

5. Send at least 5 snail mail a month

6. Become a “professional” photographer

7. Run at least 10 races (any distance) (6/10)

  • I did the Wicked Wine 5K with my sister-in-law. It was ok. We had fun dressing up as our favorite teams on opening weekend.


8. Go camping with Tom

9. Pay for the car behind me in a drive through

10. See Tyrone Wells live as many times as possible

11. Tour Fort Defiance here in Clarksville

12. Water ski with my dad

13. Do a 5K with my mom

14. Take a swing dance class with Tom

15. Read at least one fun book a month and one professional development book every three months

  • I finished a book just this morning!

16. Take a pottery or stained glass class

17. Do one new recipe each month

  • Ambrosia Salad-I made this for Easter that we hosted at our house. I loved it! I will probably make it a lot over the summer to take in for lunch.
  • Zucchini Cheese Rice-This was really good! It makes a lot too. I added chicken to it so it was more of a meal.

18. See both a Clemson and UCM football game live

19. Find a place to volunteer on a regular basis

20. Go hiking

21. Ride in a hot air balloon

22. Go to at least 20 “new to me” restaurants. (31/20)

  • Heidelberg-It’s a local bar and grill. It was pretty good and very reasonably priced. Great atmosphere!
  • West Main Pizza-This a pizza joint where they flash cook your pizza, and it is ready in a few minutes. It was really good, but the pizzas are huge and you can only buy one size. I had leftovers for two additional meals.

23. Stay at a bed and breakfast

24. Spend a day without electronics (phone, t.v. and computer)

25. Do something unique and new for my birthdays

26. Explore Nashville while we live here

27. Watch at least 10 movies that I have not seen before that won Best Picture at the Oscars and at least 20 documentaries (not necessarily Oscar winning) Movies (3/10); Documentaries (7/20)

28. Sew an item of clothing from scratch

29. Do a personal devotional/bible study on my own

30. Be a mascot for an event

31. Go on our honeymoon (preferably somewhere tropical)

32. Host an annual NCAA Basketball Tournament Championship game party

33. Go on a mission trip

34. Be on a recreation volleyball team

35. Become a mom

  • I got to experience George getting into Easter for the first time.


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